I was kind of shocked when I saw the following pictures... Rain boots?? really?? at an Olympic ceremony??? to receive medals??? I think I never saw that before but I guess it´s cool to be different that everyone else right??
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka sported some flashy footwear during Sunday afternoon's medal ceremony where they got their Silver doubles medal after losing to Serena and Venus in straight sets...
What do you think about wearing rain boot during an Olympic Ceremony???
Photos: Kirilenko’s boyfriend, Alex Ovechkin, supporting her during Olympics
I was looking for a picture of the doubles medalists of the 2012 London Olympic Game for our Facebook Page and I came across some pictures of Maria Kirilenko´s Hockey player boyfriend, Alex Ovechkin, that was there supporting Maria all the way.
Alexander was very very happy when Maria and Nadia Petrova beat Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber to win the women's doubles bronze medal.
He posted on his Twitter many pictures with Maria and with other athelets like Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.
Ovechkin, who was sitting in the VIP lounge of the main Wimbledon court, went wild when Kirilenko/Petrova won, screaming, waving, and even taking photos from his seat, reported russianmachineneverbreaks.com.
"Crazy," Serena said. "I'm always copying her. I forgot that she did it in Sydney and I do it here. We're the same doubles team, we just split this to singles, so it's cool."
Venus closed the match with a backhand volley winner after the Czechs saved a pair of match points.
"We all talk about this, 'We have so many medals,' but to be able to add to that, it's like an unbelievable feeling," Venus said. "You know that in that count, there you are. It feels amazing."
"I feel great to be a part of this U.S. team this year," Venus said.
"This is all I wanted," said Venus, who had all of about two months to raise her ranking and qualify for the Olympics. "Boy, was that a battle. That was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I really feel proud of what happened here at the Olympics."
"We've been winning this title since 2000, but it's easier said than done," Venus added. "We come in as the favorites, but it's not a given. We fought hard and our opponents played very well - they're very talented. But we're glad we were able to keep the gold medal here for us. It's an amazing feeling.
"For me it was also amazing to watch Serena complete the Golden Slam."
"Venus has been going through so much and she's so strong and so she's so amazing," Serena said. "And to win this was my goal."
Even they have won almost everything, the sisters insist they're not done yet.
"I'll definitely be in Rio if I'm healthy and I'm playing - I hope to still be playing at 100% by then," Serena said. "I have some titles to defend, too."
"We still have great tennis in our racquets," Venus said. "I had a great event here in singles and doubles. I feel like I hit a high here. Every day, everything is getting better for me. I just want to keep getting better and improving.
"I think nowadays tennis players are seeing you can play great tennis into your 30s. I think a lot of people were brainwashed early on that you had to quit by now, but that's not really the way it is. By the time you get to this age, you really understand the game and the nuances, and you're just getting better."
Mirnyi and Azarenka win mixed gold at London Olympics
Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi beat Andy Murray and Laura Robson 2-6 6-3 10-8 to win the Olympic mixed doubles gold medal.
The British pair bounded into an early lead, taking the first set comfortably.
The Belarusians hit back to take the second, however, to set up a tense championship tiebreak.
Mirnyi and Azarenka moved 9-6 ahead and although the British pair saved two match points Azarenka's sharp volley claimed Belarus's first gold medal in Olympics tennis.
Azarenka was asked about trying to play through the home crowd's loud support for their opponents. "It wasn't easy, for sure, but it was expected - I mean, if we came on court in London and everybody was cheering for us, it would be kind of weird, right?" she said. "We just tried to focus and take our chances because they were playing absolutely amazing. We just tried to stay in it and fight as much as we could. Once we had our chance, we were really focused on that.
Victoria Azarenka won the Olympic bronze medal after defeating Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4.
Azarenka started well against Kirilenko and broke serve five times. By the third game of the second set, Kirilenko was heaving her racket in frustration.
When Kirilenko pushed a backhand into the net on match point, a triumphant Azarenka sank to her knees.
A supporter tossed her a Belarusian flag, which she happily draped over her shoulders as she walked off the court to cheers.
"I felt so nervous today because it's not very usual for a tennis player to lose and come back the next day and play," Azarenka said. "It feels like everything came off my shoulders today. It was so incredibly hard but I'm so glad I did it."
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Olympic Games Day 6 Results | Thursday, August 2, 2012
OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT
July 28-August 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Singles - Quarterfinals
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (7) Angelique Kerber (GER) 64 75
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 62 75
(4) Serena Williams (USA) d. (8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 60 63
(14) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (6) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 76(3) 63
Doubles - Quarterfinals
Williams/Williams (USA) d. (2) Errani/Vinci (ITA) 61 61
(3) Kirilenko/Petrova (RUS) d. Peng/Zheng (CHN) 75 67(4) 64
(4) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE) d. Chuang/Hsieh (TPE) 63 64
Mixed Doubles - First Round
Lisicki/Kas (GER) d. (2) Huber/B.Bryan (USA) 76(5) 67(5) 105
Mirza/Paes (IND) d. Ivanovic/Zimonjic (SRB) 62 64
Robson/Murray (GBR) d. Hradecka/Stepanek (CZE) 75 67(7) 107
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